The Executive Vice President is the second-highest-ranking officer in the American Postal Workers Union, and is responsible for assisting the president in the administration of the union.

The Executive Vice President performs the duties of the President in case of his/her absence, and has general responsibility for field operations; is involved in many of the union’s campaigns, and assists officers at the national, state and local level.

People Power in 2020

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The National APWU Election of Officers is over and I want to thank those who supported me.

Approximately 36,000 members voted, out of approximately 190,000 members. In the 2016 election approximately 46,000 members voted. During the campaign I spoke to many members who said that it was hard to vote for people we don’t know. I explained that a booklet with the candidate’s 1000-word articles about their goals will be in the envelope that has your ballot. You had the ability to read those articles to help you make a choice. If you trust your local officers and stewards you could vote for those candidates that they endorsed, because many have met the candidates or have kept up on officers around the country. The candidates tried to meet members during this campaign and be there if you had questions. We can’t be everywhere, and unfortunately the contract campaign ran into the election campaign.

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